Frequently Asked Questions

ISPO Collaborators Club

General
What is ISPO Collaborators Club?
What is ISPO Collaborators Club?

ISPO Collaborators Club is a platform on which passionate sporting enthusiasts and sports industry brands come together to test and develop new, innovative products.
This allows sports enthusiasts to contribute to the development of tomorrow's products, have their opinion heard by companies at the right level, and have their ideas incorporated into the creation of new products. Through your feedback and creative ideas, you can actively participate in the development of new products.

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Will my details be passed on to third parties for advertising purposes?
Will my details be passed on to third parties for advertising purposes?

No, your details will not be passed on to third parties. You can find the current privacy policy here. In the unlikely event that a customer requires this data, the consent of the participant will be sought in advance.

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Are my personal details secure?
Are my personal details secure?

Safeguarding your privacy is our top priority. Of course, any data entered on the platform and in the registration process is subject to applicable data protection law. You can find further information about data protection here.

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Participation
How can I participate at ISPO Collaborators Club?
How can I participate at ISPO Collaborators Club?

You will find various projects on the home page. You can participate in as many as you like by clicking on the projects that interest you. In each project there is a description of the topic and a subject. Here you can enter your suggestion in the provided field, upload a related image or file, and submit your proposal. Generally, this proposal will then be visible to all. Take a look at the proposals submitted by others, too, and provide your comments to further develop the ideas.

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Is it free to participate?
Is it free to participate?

Yes.

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What do the thumbs and stars next to the proposals mean?
What do the thumbs and stars next to the proposals mean?

Giving a post a thumb or a star shows your support for it, indicating that you find the idea particularly good and rate it.
The thumb signifies that you approve of someone else's proposal, by giving it a "thumbs up." Essentially, you "like" the idea.
The stars are used during the voting phase, where each participant is given the opportunity to evaluate proposals and contributions. 1 star represents the lowest possible rating, with 5 stars being the highest. The user who put forward the proposal will receive points for each star, which will boost their proposal in the vote ranking.

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How and by whom will my ideas be rated?
How and by whom will my ideas be rated?

This can depend on the project/company. Sometimes ideas are rated by the community using likes or stars. The ideas that the community like best will then be further developed by the company. Other times, the company will review and evaluate the ideas and choose which to pursue.

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What happens in the event of duplicate or similar proposals?
What happens in the event of duplicate or similar proposals?

In some circumstances, duplicate or similar proposals will be merged together. This means that if you post a proposal that is very similar to an idea that has already been submitted, then your proposal may be added to the existing post as "further development of the idea." Both users will be credited as the author in such cases.

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Will I be paid for my activities?
Will I be paid for my activities?

In some projects the top-ranked user with the best ideas will receive a prize, rewarding both the quantity and quality of their contributions. Please note the terms and conditions of the project in each case.

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Procedure
How are projects structured?
How are projects structured?

Projects can be divided into different phases (test, discussion, etc.) Each project shall include a project overview which explains how the project will run, the structure of the project, and the content of each project phase.

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What can my entry look like?
What can my entry look like?

There are several ways in which you can contribute:

  • Submitting proposals using text or images
  • Providing comments
  • Giving “likes” (thumbs up)
  • Voting via rating (stars)
  • Responding to surveys.
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How will I find out if there is anything new?
How will I find out if there is anything new?

The newsfeed gives you an overview of all the latest news, and you will also receive an e-mail notification when something new is added.

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Are there rules which I need to follow?
Are there rules which I need to follow?

Yes, our "playing rules" can be found here

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Are there different types of projects?
Are there different types of projects?

Yes: There are projects which aim to develop new products and concepts, and projects intended to test new or existing products.

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Product/Concept Development
How does a product/concept development project run on ISPO work? How can I participate at ISPO Collaborators Club??
How does a product/concept development project run on ISPO work? How can I participate at ISPO Collaborators Club??

A company from the sports industry wants to develop a new product/concept. The company develops various approaches and ideas together with the ISPO Collaborators Club Members. Over several phases, proposals can be submitted, comments provided, votes taken, and prototypes created. The submitted ideas are subsequently incorporated into product/concept development.

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How can my own ideas be integrated into a project?
How can my own ideas be integrated into a project?

Almost every project phase offers participants the opportunity to submit their own proposals or test reports. Simply enter your idea or report into the proposal field, adding an image if you wish, and submit your contribution to make it visible to all users. You can subsequently post your contribution on your Facebook wall to discuss it with your friends. Some phases also allow you to comment on the proposals of others in order to develop and further their ideas.

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